MBP SDCH(i) Fix

Tried to mount a SDCHI card in the internal card reader on my ’09 MBP running lion 10.9.2 and no luck.. The fix? Run XQuartz from Spotlight. It should open up a terminal window. You should now be able to insert the SDCH(i) card and have it mounted as a normal drive. Weird fix, but…

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If you EVER Want to get TI’s SmartRF Board Examples to Work…

http://e2e.ti.com/support/low_power_rf/f/155/p/128600/460504.aspx Open the samples in IAR studio. In Workspace window->files select the root of the project (i.e click on “light_switch – srf05_cc2530” for light_switch project). Open “project options” (or just click Alt+F7) Go to the Linker menu->Config (tab)->Linker command file (sub menu) Ensure that Override default is checked. Copy the following line to the override…

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Change Mouse Focus Behavior – Gnome

You can use dconf-editor to change the default mouse behavior. I prefer sloppy focus, but I do want the focus to change the active window. Not sure how to accomplish that because as soon as you move the mouse the focus is then changed to the previously-active window, not the one that just popped up….

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GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 12.10 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M

In the BIOS settings, disable Optimus in Display settings Next, sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf + add ‘blacklist nouveau’ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get –reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates-dev sudo apt-get -y install nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig I had previously gone through the steps to getting gnome 3 on Ubuntu, so this really…

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Python Print Newline Drama

When using the following: def processSerialData():     line = ser.readline()     if len(line) > 2:         print line         appendToFile(line) You’ll notice that the output will automatically append an additional newline sequence ‘/n/r’ If you change print line to print line, (notice the comma following the variable…

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Current Personal Projects / Efforts

Time to consolidate my efforts project-wise. Too much spreading and not enough butter. High Priority Projects Project BBQ Controller Justification FINALLY linking all the different aspects of product design/development that i’ve learned and been involved with in one complete, in-production project. Skills Used Embedded Systems Design/Implementation PCB Design / Layout C, Python API Development Database…

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